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Will I succeed buying from Alibaba and selling on eBay?

Paul SalazarPaul Salazar asked 7 months ago
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Dani Avitz Staff answered 7 months ago

There are many vendors on Alibaba that it may make sense to buy __ from for your eBay business. Drop-shipping is a common business strategy that can net a decent profit for many online sellers, but you can also ship to a warehouse in your local market if this works for your business. However, before you go that far, launching a product successfully requires a lot of research into what people want to buy. Markets are more than just a place to sell your products. You have to understand what products are in demand, who is selling them, and how established those sellers are.

It’s entirely possible to start a profitable drop-shipping business where you source products from Alibaba and sell them on eBay. The first thing you need to do is find out what products are viable. That’s where a product research tool like Algopix comes into play.

Whether you’re selling on eBay, Amazon, or Walmart, certain metrics for the products in your inventory affect their profitability, such as:

  • Average market price
  • Shipping and taxes
  • Relevant fees
  • Competition from other sellers in the marketplace
  • Buyer demand
  • Sales volume

Algopix tracks all these data points in real-time, giving you the edge you need to make good business decisions.

In this example, selling this particular product on eBay in the US is recommended and results in the highest profit margin of all the marketplaces.

In order to assist you in finding products from vendors on Alibaba or anywhere else, Algopix provides a bulk product analysis feature allowing you to analyze up to 200 products at once rather than scout each one at the time. This lets you quickly analyze a vendor price list, helping you to decide what to buy and where to sell it to increase your sales and profits while reducing your risk of being stuck with dead inventory.


Algopix provides you with deep insights into the products you want to sell. Try it now, it’s free.